Yarn and sand don't seem like a good match at first, but if you use the right kind of yarn (washable!) then your favorite crochet stitches will fit right in. Hit the beach in style with these sun- and sand-friendly crochet patterns.
Beloucattoo's Lace Inspired Crochet Top: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Beloucattoo/lacy-sleeveless-top. Free instruction (no charts) available from Better Home & Gardens: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/clothing/lace-inspired-crocheted-top/
This Crochet Purse pattern is one of the free beginner crochet patterns on this website. It is mostly half double crochet (hdc) with a small amount of single crochet (sc) and uses the slip stitch (sl st) to close it and to create the drawstring. The crochet handbag, finished, measures 7 inches across and 11 inches tall, can be made larger
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